academic year


Definition of academic year 

: the annual period of sessions of an educational institution usually beginning in September and ending in June

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Ramirez claimed Kavanaugh committed the act while she was intoxicated during a drinking game in the 1983-84 academic year, when Kavanaugh was a freshman. Judson Berger, Fox News, "Trump calls new Kavanaugh accusations ‘totally political,’ stands by nominee," 2 Oct. 2018 More than 320 students were enrolled at the elementary school, which is about 92 percent black, in the 2017-2018 academic year, according to state data. Debbie Truong, Washington Post, "This school was named for a Confederate general. Now, it’s Obama Elementary.," 19 June 2018 The Newport-Mesa Unified School District funded the course as a pilot program for the remainder of this academic year as long as the school could find a way to offer it in 2018-19, Del Real said. Priscella Vega,, "New weekly class teaches Adams Elementary students the basics of coding," 6 Feb. 2018 Excel Academy Public Charter School, with 700 students in preschool through eighth grade, will finish the semester as a charter school and reopen as a D.C. Public Schools campus at the start of the academic year. Perry Stein, Washington Post, "D.C. Public Schools taking over all-girls charter school in Southeast," 12 Mar. 2018 Also on Wednesday, the NCAA and Pizza Hut announced in a joint statement the extension of their partnership through the 2020-2021 academic year, a union that began in 2016. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Pizza Hut extends deal as NCAA’s 'Official Pizza' amid Papa John's woes," 12 July 2018 The tests are administered in fall, winter and spring to students in second through ninth grade and predict the rate of student growth within and across the academic year. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "D203 hunts for a better way to measure student achievement," 19 June 2018 Gemini season corresponds with the transition from spring to summer, perfectly capturing the nostalgic feeling of concluding an academic year and preparing for warm-weather adventures. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's June 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 May 2018 The men’s basketball score represented a four-year rolling average, or from academic years 2013-14 through 2016-17. Dom Amore,, "UConn Basketball Teams Post Strong APR Scores," 23 May 2018

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1800, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of academic year

: the time during a year when a school has classes

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